WCCTC students welcome speakers

From School Reports


The students at the Webster County Career and Technology Center have welcomed several guest speakers to kick off the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.

On Aug. 21, Robert Black, Nashville Auto-Diesel College admissions representative, addressed the Agricultural, Automotive and Forestry students on the benefits and advantages of attending NADC in Nashville, Tenn. Black also informed the students of scholarships available to those willing to apply for admission as an auto and diesel technician or auto body repair technician.

Also, on Sept. 16, Farm Bureau Senior Safety Specialist John Hubbard addressed all students at WCCTC on the importance of safety and the precautions that are necessary in any class or shop activity offered at the center.

WCCTC students were able to view real-life occurrences of accidents that are made possible by a lack of safety procedures and safeguards. In the spring of 2014, WCCTC students will be able to participate in a hands-on safety lesson on Fatal Vision and Texting while Driving.

On Sept. 18, the admissions representative from WyoTech, James Willoughby, addressed the Agricultural, Automotive and Forestry students at WCCTC. Willoughby spoke on the benefits of the nine-month hands-on program concentrated on mechanics and welding. Students of interest were allowed to see first-hand, through a video, the experiences of WyoTech.